Gwen Owens

Gwen Owens

Summary

Award-winning Journalist with more than 25 years experience in broadcasting. Excellent writer and communicator with reputation for consistently working accurately under pressure and meeting deadlines. Dynamic speaker with an inspirational and compelling style. Responsible leader and motivator with ability to build relationships within and outside the organization. Capable of teaching broadcast techniques, writing, ethics, reporting, public speaking, production, and other television, radio and communications courses. 

Areas of expertise include: 

  •    Morning Magazine    ·Hard News & Talk·Feature·Documentary 

·  Industrials/Voiceovers/Commercials/Infomercials

Work History

Work History

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

·Proficient TelePrompter reader

·Able to work efficiently with IFB

·Worked within confines of ENG microwave, SNG and DSNG trucks for remote broadcasts

·  Able to edit non-linear format (final cut pro)

·        Capable of editing on DVC pro LT 85 

·Able to shoot with video equipment such as DVC pro 700 & 810 cameras

·Knowledge of avid editing

Aug 2009 - present

Professor

Cheyney University

Teach several communication/broadcasting classes: Issues in the News, Broadcast News Reporting, TV Studio Production, Final Cut Pro Editing, Shooting in the Field, Radio Production 3, Fundamentals of Public Relations, Technical Writing, Fundamentals of Radio Production, Writing for Print Media.  Hands on with studio equipment including cameras, mixer, switcher, non-linear editing.  Advisor for Communication student organization.

Jan 2009 - present

Freelance TALENT

Currently working as a freelancer. 

·Principal in commercials, infomercials, voiceovers and industrial videos for multi-media use.

1999 - Jan 2009

TV News Anchor/Reporter/Host

Comcast

·Anchored newscasts for Emmy-Award-winning daily morning magazine show

·Solo Anchor for 1 pm newscasts

·Primary back-up Anchor for 2-hour magazine show, 7 and 10 pm newscasts

·Specialized in education and human interest stories that regularly generated complimentary calls, mail and follow-up reports

1994 - 1998

TV Show Host

QVC

  • Sold a variety of products “live” on the air for the nation’s largest electronic retailer, hosted “live”shows from location around the country
  • Researched hundreds of products, collaborated with buyers, vendors and programmers to maximize sales
 
1988 - 1994

TV News Anchor/Reporter

WGAL
  • Anchored #1 rated morning and noon newscasts
  • Reported for several daily newscasts, excellent "live" reporting skills
1986 - 1988

TV News Reporter/Anchor

WHYY
  • Reported for evening newscast, primary back-up Anchor for evening newscast
  • Produced and hosted weekly Political show
1985 - 1986

TV Reporter/Anchor

WTVR
  • General Assignment Reporter covering largest county in viewing area for several newscasts
  • Primary back-up Anchor for morning and weekend newscasts.
1984 - 1985

TV Anchor/Reporter/Host/Producer/Photographer/Editor

WHSV
  • Produced, wrote and anchored morning newscast and network cut-ins
  • Shot, wrote, voiced and edited stories for evening newscasts
  • Set-up, produced and hosted weekly Public Affairs Talk Show.
1983 - 1984

Radio News Anchor

WAMU-FM
  • Produced, researched, wrote and anchored on-the-hour news cut-in's "live"

Education

Education

BA

Rosemont College

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Editor of College Newspaper, Helped launch Black Cultural Organization Group on campus, recipient of multiple scholarships and awards

MA

American University
Jul 2010 - present

Masters of Education

University of Phoenix

9 credits toward Masters of Education degree